Definition of Malaxate

1. Verb. To soften, especially by kneading with the hands. ¹



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Definition of Malaxate

1. malax [v MALAXATED, MALAXATING, MALAXATES] - See also: malax

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malaxate

malate ATP lyase
malate carboxy-lyase
malate dehydrogenase
malate oxidase
malate permease
malate synthase
malates
malathion
malathion poisoning
malathions
malawi
malax
malaxable
malaxage
malaxages
malaxate (current term)
malaxated
malaxates
malaxating
malaxation
malaxations
malaxator
malaxators
malaxed
malaxes
malaxing
malayaite
malayan
malaysia
malbec

Literary usage of Malaxate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... tame; spec, scumble, dull. Antonyms: see EMBITTER, HARDEN. 8. Referring to physical softness: mollify (rare), tender (tech. or spec.), malaxate (rare) ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"[< mal(ie) + -ate1.] In ehem., any salt of malic acid. < /га/ш-óf, soft.] Same as malaxate. I directed one of my servants to apply an ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... same etymon as malaxate. One in whom the testicles have not descended. It has, also, been used synonymously w'th ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... same etymon as malaxate. One in whom the testicles have not descended. It has, also, been used synonymously wHh ..."

5. Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: Adapted to the by John Walker (1874)
"To malaxate, md-lacks'-ite, 188: eo To make soft: hence jl/'iiu ru'riin, the act of softening. MALE=malc,a. and *. Of the sex that begets young, ..."

6. The Pharmacist (1871)
"... and, with the hands malaxate them vigorously for fifteen minutes, aiming to disengage the mucous secretion, then add a pint of water, ..."

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